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>>> up next on a second look, celebrating the life of dr. martin luther king and remembering the dark days of 1968 when americans saw not one but two great hopes for the nation assassinated. >>> also a white man raised in the segregated south with a lifetime dedicated to racial equality. >>> one small act of defiance led to one great movement for dignity. how the nation remembered rosa parks as she was laid to rest. >>> plus a look at great speeches that made an impact on history. >>> tomorrow is the day we celebrate the life of martin luther king jr. an event that shook the nation to its foundation and brought civil rights to the forefront of that year's presidential campaign. a gunman would assassinate reverent king then two months later, robert f. kennedy was shot and killed on the night he won the california primary. george watson brought us this report back in 1988. 20 years after the king assassination. >> like anybody i would like to live a long life, longevity has its place. but i'm not concerned about that now. i just want to do god's will. and he's allowed me to go
your life, and you also cover new insights as a historian to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr.. what prompted you to write the book this way? >> guest: well, i wanted to write something for the anniversary and this is 50 years of my life and king's legacy and my life coincides with my coming of age, so part of it was to do those two tasks. i felt that my life had been connected to the king legacy, and i felt there was something about my life that needed to be told to understand how king impacted me and how i got involved in this amazing journey of editing team newspapers. >> host: its an excellent reading and you and buy your of the same generation, and why too was coming of age in the 60's. the book i might say was bittersweet to me because i knew dr. king, i knew him the last two years of his life and i am bitter because of the way that he was taken from us because of hatred in this country. i guess we can start at the beginning because the beginning of the but you were on the mall with dr. king and near the end you are near the mall again 50 years later with a monu
, the president began his inauguration day there, as well. also today, martin luther king day, a dual celebration. we're noting that, as well. the martin luther king memorial. the president will have his hand on the bible of martin luther king and abraham lincoln, as he re-enacts the oath of office from the capitol this morning. there it is right there. what a magnificent sight it is. robin, i know you're watching from home today. i wish you could be down here with us. we cannot wait to have you back. the whole gang is in new york, as well. we'll be covering the inauguration all day long on abc news. josh elliott out on the mall right now. josh, you've been tracking the celebrations all weekend long. what do you have right now? >> i'm actually here on pennsylvania avenue, veritably, in the shadow of the capitol, as the parade makes its way past. barack obama and the presidency, the realization of the dual dream of dr. king and abraham lincoln. he'll be using those two bibles when he takes the public oath of office, again, all leading to a remarkable day here on the national mall. overnight, the p
hot topics by president barack obama during his inaugural address. and more on dr. martin luther king, jr., next. ?o?ooooóññ . >>> this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >>> president barack obama marks the beginning of his second term taking his public oath offs and calling on the nation -- oath offs and calling on -- off fist and calling on the nation to act. the historic event also included a specific call to action on a number of issues facing the country tori campbell is live covering the inauguration and joins us with more on the president's speech and the biggest event that is happening right now. good afternoon tori campbell. >> reporter: good afternoon, you can still see a few people behind me inside and at the mall and at the capital building, it was quite a sight, with hundreds of thousands spilling out through the west front of the grass mall allowed them far away from the steps to witness the inaugural address and he talked about a number of issue that were sure to please his base. >> knowing to do so would fail our children and future generations. our journey is not com
there was three of us. now sometimes children you don't think of dr. martin luther king jr. as a child but he was really a child and grew up just like you, and so that's why i wanted to write this book. the book is entitled" my brother martin." it has lots of illustrations in it. i hope that you will have a chance to get to see the book more closely. ok. so this is part of it. a sister remembers. the sister, of course, is me. ok. the book starts out -- i will arche some words that martine some more of the martin said and the march i have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with the little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. i have a dream today. that's what he said in washington, d.c. at the lincoln memorial. ok. the book starts out and it has a picture of me. now when i wrote this book, i envisioned that i would be reading to children just like you, and the reason i thought of that is because my grandmother and my aunt lived in the home with us and many times they would baby-sit for my mother and father and they would sit and read
the memory of dr. martin luther king jr. this weekend, we cap off the 10th anniversary week by revisiting our conversation with a civil rights icon in her own right, coretta scott king. back in 2005, we traveled to atlanta for a very special program with miss king at the famed ebenezer baptist church, the church that was home base for dr. king during much of the civil rights movement. a conversation which would turn out to be one of her last on national television. we're glad you could join us to wrap up this 10th anniversary week with a conversation with coretta scott king, coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: as we kick off our second season in 2005, we could
>>> book tv continues with mr. kotz on martin luther king, jr.. this is about an hour. [applause] >>> good evening. it's a pleasure to be with you all. just two days shy of martin luther king's birthday, to talk about some things that took place in the 1960's that literally changed the history of this country. i am hoping to call on you all to participate in this talk about not only why those things happen in the 60's, but to talk about where do we go from here in a society that has despite great accomplishment has not fulfilled the passion and the dreams of lyndon johnson and martin luther king in a more just society. but i must tell you what we are sitting in today and the interactive exhibits are out of the hallways and the public walls of the national archives are a totally new phenomenon. .. he has been riding the horse since the day he got here, and thanks to karlin's leadership. thanks to marvin pinkert, he calls the genius behind the development of the new space. all of us as citizens can far better experience our history, and as a journalist, as a historian, and as a cit
. no delay and no road work on the upper decks. no metering lights. it is the martin luther king j. holiday. so a lot of folks may have today off. let's check travel times. all in the green including up and down the nimitz and b.a.r.t. is on a saturday schedule even though it's monday. no delayings. that's a check of traffic. back to you. >>> 4:37, barack obama is now in the first full day of his second term as president of our united states, but according to tradition, if the 20th falls on a sunday, the public swearing in and most of the festivities take place on the 21st. >> susan mcginnis is in washington with a preare view on today's events of the -- preof today's events. >> reporter: president obama will take the oath of office on the steps of the u.s. capitol as people are expected to fill the national mall to watch. darrell r o oby came here and camped out overnight hoping to get a good spot. thousands of law enforcement officers and federal troops from around the country will be on hand to make sure everyone is safe. >> today's swearing
kicks off the second term on martin luther king day. today and inauguration day special. we will air highlights from last ides' peace ball including naacp president benjamin jealous. >> the challenge for our country is never to see the day when a person of color would be president, nor the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to have -- happen again and again. >> we'll also hear from the legendary poet son the sanchez, ralph nader, sweet honey and the rock, and angela davis. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential agenda. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. -- microsoft are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the teenage gunman is in custody after allegedly killing five members of his family in new mexico on saturd
the progressive promise of america, expanding its greatness to all of us. it was the dream of dr. martin luther king. and late this afternoon, president obama paused before the bust of martin luther king in the capital rotunda. a historic president paying tribute to the man who made that history possible. 50 years after the march on washington, 150 years after the emancipation proclamatioproclam president obama begins his second term, recommitting the nation to our founding ideas with liberty and justice for all. >>> joining me now is former congressman barney frank, democrat from massachusetts and melissa harris perry, host of "the melissa harris perry show" here on msnbc. >>> chairman frank, i mean, this was an amazing day. and the inaugural parade is still going on. the president is watching from his viewing stand. and when you look at his speech today, i sat there and listened. a lot of people were surprised at how he took on some issues and really raised a new page in american history in terms of where he felt the future of this country should go, chairman frank? >> i think it was an entir
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your life and cover new insights as a historian from the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr.. what prompted you? >> guest: it is the 50th anniversary and it is 50 years of mine life of the king legacy and to my coming of age. part of it was to do the to tasks. that my life had been connected to the keying legacy -- king legacy and how king impacted me and i was involved with this amazing journey of editing king's papers. >> host: it is an excellent reid and we are of the same generation and i was also coming of age. it was bittersweet because i knew dr. king he was my mentor. but bitter because the way he was taken from us because of racial hatred. we can start at the beginning the kids you're on the mall with dr. king and at the end you were there again with 50 years later with the monument you help to design. >> guest: and coming back for important occasions. i only lived in washington a short time but the mall had a great symbolic meaning and sentimental. >> host: it is a beautiful city. 19 years ago, the march on washington where he gave the speech i have a dream. how di
. they are on a saturday schedule. it is the martin luther king holiday and a lot of mass transiting including muni, golden gate ferries and ac transit on the east bay, on a typical saturday or sunday schedule. we're still watching this traffic alert. one lane is still blocked northbound 880 approaching washington street. we are really not seeing much of a delay. it's because there's just not as much traffic on the roads. a lot of schools are out. no postal service today. power lines down. this is another problem we're watching on city streets attarton avenue remains shut down. a car hit a power pole in the area. we're waiting for word from pg&e to see if there's any delays or power outages in the area. that stretch of road is closed. let's show you the live traffic cameras, a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, an easy compute so far into san francisco, similar story at the san mateo bridge both directions. that's a check of time saver traffic. more on the gorgeous weather, keep it. >>> enjoy it though, things are about to change drastically. mostly cle
. >>> well, good morning, welcome to a brand-new day, it is dr. martin luther king, jr. day, i am dave clark. >> thank you for joining us, mlk day, inauguration day, tell us what the weather will be like. >> it will be very mild to warm upper 50s and 60s and 68 in morgan hill. here is sal. >>> traffic is going well, there are no major problems getting to the bay bridge toll plaza. also the morning commute looks good coming to the mcarthur maze. let's go back to the desk. >>> topping our news, just a few hours from now for president barack obama's second term, it gets underway in washington d.c. and our very own anchor is there tori campbell she joins us with the preparations now as that will be in the parade, story? >> reporter: good morning, pam, i am -- tori campbell. >> reporter: good morning, pam, there are a lot of barricades set up and only people with tickets can get in and you need get in to the area that corresponds with your ticket. people with orange and yellow tickets need to head into that direction to get to their seats so people with orange tickets need head to that area and
, welcome to a brand-new day, january 21st, dr. martin luther king, jr. day. thank you for joining us, i guess steve says, enjoy the nice weather we are having tomorrow looks like another nice day, very nice around the coast and it does look like we will have more in five minutes, here is sal. >>> traffic is moving along well with the 880 split and it looks good if you are driving to the westbound bay bridge, let's go back to the desk. >>> preparations are underway for president barack obama's second inauguration which is now underway and tori campbell is there in washington d.c. where she met up with a family making their first trip, it is pretty exciting to talk to all the people out there, story. >> reporter: it really is, i have been meeting people everywhere and the sun is up and the clouds are still rolling in behind me. it is not quite as cold which is nice. just north of the capital building, it is not just the people rolling in from the metro station but you see quite a bit of media set up as well and dwight a few folks doing a lot of reporting from this section of the capital.
is in washington, d.c. today, covering our presidential inauguration. it's monday january, 21st. martin luther king day as well. >>> happening right now in washington, d.c., thousands of people are in washington, d.c. along with tori campbell for president obama's inauguration for his second term. we're out there live right in the middle of the music, the pomp, the circumstance, thousands of people are out there as we look at these live pictures of some of the military musicians right there. testimony tori campbell is covering everything for us. is it getting crowded now? >> reporter: actually, the crowds are thinning out here. that's because i think people are heading into the mall, dome, inauguration and getting ready to celebrate. everyone's decorated. they are wearing obama hats, keeping warm, getting some food. because once they are inside, they won't be able to leave until the ceremony is over. inside there's already some musical entertainment going on. they started performing about a half-hour ago. during the ceremonies, some big names will be part of the entertainment. beyonce who sang "at
you very much. >> thank you. >> now the daughter of civil rights leaders martin luther king jr. and st. john's scott king desert rose in the life and legacy of coretta space king. she talks with books of america the publishers' trade show. this is about half an hour. >> bernice, who was scott bagley? >> well the sister of coretta scott king. >> and your mother. >> yes, my mother, so my aunt. he and my mother grew up in alabama together obviously and she later became a john notte professor. she founded the university in pennsylvania. so, a very lively woman. and unfortunately passed last year in june after completing the book. >> so this book is desert rose, the life and legacy of coretta scott king and the author is your aunt. when did she write this book? >> welcome it was a journey that began with my mother's request to write her story. at that time both of my parents were constantly being threatened she was confirmed she wouldn't be lost and wanted people to know she wasn't just the life of martin luther king jr. and mother of children but the role in the movement and very much an a
martin luther king, jr. and finally, dogs and the people they serve from the group canine companions for independence including some fauquier county, virginia. they will come down pennsylvania avenue. >> that will be fun to see. >>> and the other big story we are following, the baltimore ravens are super bowl bound. dave ross is here and there is a little controversy over whether you actually picked them or not. >> first of all, i got a hug from tucker barnes when i picked them. that does not happen very often. for the record, i picked the ravens to win the super bowl in the proseason and i gave up on them halfway through. i cannot believe they went to denver and beat peyton manning and yesterday going up to new england and beating tom brady and those boys. incredible, incredible performance. we'll get to the highlights. they were 10-point underdogs going into new england yesterday and somehow, some way, joe flacco and company, john harbaugh, they got it down. this is how they got it done. nifty footwork there, tucker barnes. scoots into the end zone. there is the hoodie.
. today, of course, the national holiday honoring dr. martin luther king, jr. a wreath laying ceremony was held on sunday at the memorial for the civil rights leader on the national mall. among the dignitaries and celebrities on hand were martin luther king iii, reverends alsharpton and jesse jackson. sharpton called the dr. king day and inauguration weekend and intersection of history. what a nice day it was outside for that too. got up to like 61,. >> yesterday was gorgeous. >> certainly not what we expected. >> i think everybody was presently expected to the up side on yesterday's daytime high. it was a good 10 degrees warmer than most of the forecasts were expecting. today will be in the mid-40s. if you are leaving had head downtown in the next hour or two, it is cold. temperature have fallen back in the mid-30s. check out dulles and bwi marshall. both freezing or even colder. going to an an interesting day. i think we'll start the day with some sunshine. as we get into the afternoon hours, we'll have this arctic front approaching from the north and west. it is truly an arctic boun
when did you first get to be interested in martin luther king? >> guest: when i was in high school as a young fellow growing up in atlanta georgia my parents didn't have an answer. it became kind of a quest to find out about it in the sense that there was enormous power and that would change the direction of my life. when i wasn't looking for it to happen. c-span: how many of your years did you think about this? >> guest: i started after i got into a book career in the late 70's after magazine journalism. i wanted to write about this period because i hadn't answered the question what is it made of and i thought in 1981 with what was proposed to be a three year history of the teen years and it's now been 16 years and i've done it in two volumes is now projected to be a trilogy or will be a trilogy after i finish it but i would have 20 years. definitely turning into my life work but i'm thankful for the privilege of it. c-span: the first book, parting the waters, 1,056 pages. this but there are 546 pages. what's been your approach? >> guest: to do it in storytelling. one of the reaso
should acknowledge this is the anniversary of martin luther king day. he took that moment to pause before the statue in -- >> he wrapped himself in it the cloak of martin luther king today. >> something he hasn't always done in office -- >> very, very purposeful -- >> yes, i think that was sort of -- and you can see the concecon -- that martin luther king was so courageous, that i'm going to really state what i believe, here and now. >> i think it was martin luther king revisited. >> well, i'm not so sure i'd go that far. >> i know they don't. the white house, they don't. >> but i do believe that he -- the moment called for sort of laying out what you stand for. paying homage to martin luther king in that way. >> that's just what the conservatives said he would do, be the real progressive. >> look, he's liberated. he didn't have to face the american people again. at least at the moment, unafraid to do climate change. which would have been risky in the first term. unafraid to do gun control. talks now of doing other things that, again, might have been more harmful to do. the interesting qu
in abraham lincoln's inauguration another belonging to dr. martin luther king jr. who we honor today. the president referenced the slain civil rights leader prominently in the remarks. he took on gay rights and immigration and entitlements and the deep political divide across our nation. first to the parade route. john roberts will travel with the parade along pennsylvania avenue if the technical gods allow it. john, good afternoon. >> so far the gods are with us. if we could spin the camera over here a little bit you can see the east front of the capitol the president will join the motorcade coming out of the driveway from the east front to the constitution avenue. this will be in the next hour and a half to two hours. the parade is 1.5 mile long including a mix of civilian and military contributions, mostly marching bands and a lost floats that will be brought in from the civilian side of things something implemented in 1841 by william henry harrison. you will know he liked to do things big. he had the longist inaugural address of anyone at two hours in horrible weather and he did
ceremony. and the first couple also attended the episcopal church for martin luther king celebration. >> reporter: when a president and vice president are sworn in it's only for a four year term so if they're reelected they needed to be sworn in for a second four year term. reporting from washington, d.c., i'm tori campbell, ktvu news. >>> more details on predictions. aides say the president is taking the challenge of a second term very seriously and that he's still working on his speech. they expect him to strike a balance between calling for unity and admitting that not all issues can be resolved. and while mr. obama will announce his vision for the country he'll likely save details for his state of the union speech to congress. >>> veteran news woman barbara walters was hospitalized last night following a fall at an inaugural ball. walter was at an event when she fell and suffered a hit to the heat. there's no word yet on when she might be released. >>> our coverage continues at 10:30. we'll have a live report from washington, d.c. as some familiar bay area faces prepare to celebr
of the president talking about a conversations you had with dr. martin luther king and of course tomorrow is mlk day. it couldn't be a more appropriate day. i'm sure you would feel for barack obama's second inauguration. but in those conversations with martin luther king, he felt there may be an african-american president, the first black president in the next 40 years. you didn't think it would happen in your lifetime. >> it's -- that's true. i'm so excited. i'm so happy about my country. that we are growing up. >> and how do you think the president -- >> we are moving beyond ignorance. >> right. how do you think. >> sorry? >> how do you think he's done, president obama, in the first term and what would you like him to do more of in his second term? >> well, i think he's done the best he could. i think that there were number of people who as soon as he was elected put their feet down in -- their heels in to the earth and said, no matter what he does, no matter how good he is, i will not support him. i will resist his attempts to make our country better. i think that he was -- i think he was sur
uncle gave the famous speech, martin luther king's niece says america needs to wake up before a nightmare. >> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. >> mike: thank you, thank you very much. a great studio audience and thank you for joining us, welcome to huckabee, live from the fox news studios in new york city. although he was actually sworn in today in a private ceremony, tomorrow is the day for the public swearing in for president obama to begin his second term. now, if the walkup to the festivities are any indication i've got no reason to believe he's going to seek to build bridges, work for consensus or abandon the flaming rhetoric calling those who oppose him irresponsible and unpatriotic. after the horrific mass murder of children and faculty at sandy hook elementary in connecticut there were many pledges of thoughtful and thorough efforts to prevent such atrocities. supposedly, everything would be on the table, not just access to firearms by criminals or mentally deranged people, but the mental health care system shall the role of violence in hollywood televisio
tomorrow because of martin luther king jr. day. also interesting to note as these buses pull in here that just next to the training facility is the new stadium looming above us. for now, of course, everyone is just focused on the super bowl which happens february 3rd against the ravens in new orleans. of course that means the two harbaugh brothers will be coaching against one another. we visited more than one viewing party today and everyone just ear rupped when it became clear the 49ers had won the game. and you can still feel that excitement that we observed earlier today out here tonight as the team arrives back home. a few people out here actually took cabs here. so they could be here to welcome the team home. that is true dedication. this has been a really good time to be a san francisco sports fan, diane, as you know. >> quick question for you. we see all the folks there and the buses are passing by. where are the buses headed? is there a another entrance to the training facility? >> yes. as we understand, the buses pull around the back, come in through the building and hopeful
our children safe. >> and after her uncle gave the famous speech, martin luther king's niece says america needs to wake up before a nightmare. >> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. >> mike: thank you, thank you very much. a great studio audience and thank you for joining us, welcome to huckabee, live from the fox news studios in new york city. although he was actually sworn in today in a private ceremony, tomorrow is the day for the public swearing in for president obama to begin his second term. now, if the walkup to the festivities are any indication i've got no reason to believe he's going to seek to build bridges, work for consensus or abandon the flaming rhetoric calling those who oppose him irresponsible and unpatriotic. after the horrific mass murder of children and faculty at sandy hook elementary in connecticut there were many pledges of thoughtful and thorough efforts to prevent such atrocities. supposedly, everything would be on the table, not just access to firearms by criminals or mentally deranged people, but the mental health care system shall the role of
to the collection action sound bite the you have that and then get to martin luther king thoughts in a minute. run that first one, the collective action comment. >> we always understood when times change, so must we. if i dellty to the founding principles requires new response to new challenges. preserving our individual freedom ultimately requires collective action. no single person can train all the math and science teachers we'll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. now, more than ever, we must do these things together. as one nation. and one people. >> dana: okay. if you just listen to that you think we'll all work together. if you are reading between the lines, greg, what did you hear in that? >> greg: who uses the word "collective action" anymore other than ows protesters and exbombers with pony tails now tenure academic campuses? the only collective action that works are garbage men. it's, it reminds you, that you can't take the teachers lounge out of the grad opportunity. it will
and in many of martin luther king's speeches. people talk about kennedy's inaugural about swords and switchbacks. it's a technique that worked brilliantly for john f. kennedy but i think the president had caught the aura of dr. king today quite well. >> pelley: and this day being inauguration day and martin luther king day all at the same time. doug, thanks very much. cbs news live coverage of the inauguration of president obama will continue from washington in just a moment. [ male announcer ] nearly sixteen million people visit washington dc every year. some come to witness... some to be heard. we come to make an impact. to learn from leaders... and to lead others. to create... and create change. we are the george washington university... we come to make history. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with
in for a second team on the martin luther king junior holiday. and leaned on the words of king and abraham lincoln. >> blood drawn by sword. we learn no union founded on the principle of liberty and equality could survive half slave and half free. >> casting nims the mold of the great civil rights leaders he avowed action on series of issue from climate change to immigration reform. became the first president to use the word "gay" in an inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until our wives, mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to the efforts. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> debt and deficit front and center he offered a vigorous defense of entitlement programs. >> we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and size of the deficit. we reject that they must choose between caring that built the country. >> like every president since fdr, mr. obama started his day early, with a prayer service at st. john's church. before departing the white house for the longest motorcades known to ma
. martin luther king jr.'s birthday. the president will honor him by swearing in publicly with a bible once used by the civil rights leader sandy will also plays his hand on a bible once used by a bleak and. 800,000 people are expected to pack the national mall. >> what we are doing is celebrating each other and celebrating this incredible nation that we call home. >> the president and vice president along with their families will begin the day by attending church at st. john's across from the white house, a tradition. the swearing-in is followed by the big parade and the inaugural ball. security is tight. 13,000 military and law- enforcement personnel will watch over the proceedings. >> protecting an event this large with this many venues and this number of people coming requires a lot of coordination and organization. >> mr. obama and the first lady overnight with supporters at inaugural reception showed off their love. president>> i love her bangs. she looks good. >> it has been a thrill to watch this handsome, charming individual grow into the man and the president who he is. today he w
of martin luther king and abraham lincoln. this is martin luther king day. we celebrate that, as well. the second time a president has been inaugurated on martin luther king day. about 800,000 people will be there on the mall. a little bit smaller than four years ago. but no less buoyant. a lot of smiling faces out there. we hear the choir of p.s. 22 in staten island. >> they are the largest choir in staten island. and i believe they are fifth graders. let's listen to them for a second. ♪ don't pay no mind to the feeling, until you feel it ♪ >> we love the caps. we love the swaying this morning. we've been thinking to ourselves, a second inauguration is typically not as -- not as surprising as the first inauguration. but nonetheless, it rededicates this country to big ideas. and the person who has to do it in his speech, walking up to the podium, is the president. we saw the first family walking in to st. john's church earlier this morning. >> they're at that worship service right now. there they are, right there, just before they walked into st. john's episcopal church, across th
of the united states. that's why. i think it's martin luther king day. martin luther king was courageous. martin made this point earlier that perhaps the president had some sense of guilt about not doing gun control and that it took newtown to get him to do that and so this is the speech you get to give once and i think there may have been a sense he wanted to be aggressive because he could and because he had to set out what he believes he said, i'm not going to get all of it, don't let the perfect -- nothing can be perfect. but i do believe he decided, why not, be essentially? >> you should make note that we're watching the presidential parade. it's dark but the president is still in the reviewing booth. he's enjoying the parade. you can see his smiles and he's been engaged with the groups and dancing at some points. he's going to go to the balls tonight and party. you know full well from your service in the white house, a second-term president has a window. it could be a year, could be two years, but he laid out those goals. now what? >> well, i think we'll wait and see but in my judgment, thi
of office. he begins his second term. doing it today on martin luther king day. the second time taking the oath in 24 hours. take a look. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> very sweet. the first lady and daughters looking on. at one point, he said i did it. it is, of course, a constitutional requirement that the president be sworn in on january 20th. and the vice president joe biden did it again as well. we should expect a lot of pageantry, history in the making today. white house correspondent dan lothian following it all for us. dan, good morning. walk us through how today will go. >> good morning, soledad. the first chance to see the president and the first lady, the first family, in fact will, be this morning around 8:45 when they depart the white house, walk across the street to st. john's episcopal church, the church of the presidents. the first family has been there in the past. a couple of hours after that, they will head up to capitol hill for the swearing in ceremony, where the president and vice presid
't believe that now there's a monument to martin luther king on the mall. and that an african-american president is being -- is being elected and for her, she said the most humble tone, these were dreams that were dangerous to even articulate when i was growing up and now i'm seeing america in that way. this is the beauty of this day. you have the president being inaugurated at a time that coincides with martin luther king's birthday. and it's a good reminder that as tough as things seem, bob, as difficult and challenging of a moment we should in american history, this idea that we are a country that is constantly evolving and changing and the president has a chance to make some incredible history now. immigration reform i think is going to be strong. i think he can find a note of unity on gun safety. here you have a nation where over 80% of gun owners believe in things like universal background checks and closing secondary markets. this gives the president the arc of the moral universe and bending it to justice and showing that this country is strong at the core. >> mr. mayor
it is amazing that he is taking the oath of office on the bible of lincoln and martin luther king, and martin luther king had this to say, and if i can quote him -- it is a simple matter of justice with the task of raising the negro from backwardness should also be rescuing the forgotten a white sport. a bill of rights for the disadvantaged, marked the rise of a new era in which the full resources of society would be used to attack the tenacious poverty which so paradoxical exists here. >> that is tim from gainesville, florida. he mentioned the lincoln and bible and the king bible. the lincoln bible itself, according to the library of can -- of congress, is bound in burgundy velvet with a gold washed white metal rim around the three outside edges of the covers. all edges are heavily guilt. in the center of -- of the top cover, there is a shield of cold wash with the words "holy bible" etched into it. the king bible was dr. king's trebling bible. an avid reader, dr. king traveled with a selection of books that included this bible the president will be using. it was used for inspiration and pre
and second family, also to civil rights and specifically one float dedicated to martin luther king, jr. as you can imagine security for these events are tight. there are 150 blocks around me shut down and there are thousands of officers handling crowd control. the president and first lady are going to round out the night with those two balls later this evening. reporting live on the national mall, i'm danielle leigh. back to you. >> now we have the forecast for that inauguration. washington is picture perfect. >> it's gorgeous out there with the sun coming up over the capitol. temperatures this afternoon in washington, d.c. actually look much warmer than originally expected so folks out there already on a beautiful morning for the inauguration. it's chilly for now but should warm up to 49 degrees. those skies will fill in with clouds later on today and a few light snow flurries are possible. slightly breezy but not all that windy as we go into this afternoon. we're looking at temperatures across the west coast to stay on the cooler side with highs in the 30s in the pacific northwest. w
this martin luther king jr. holiday. coming up, president obama prepares to lay out his second term agenda before america and the world as hundreds of thousands pour into the frigid capitol for the festivities. >>> we'll also have late breaking details a developing situatn out of kabul surrounding three suicide bombers. >>> the latest on legendary newswoman barbara walters' hospitalization. >>> super bowl xlvii pits brother versus brother. >>> and a bizarre scene of man versus shark. >>> and a bizarre scene of man versus shark. "early today" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good morning to you. nice to see you. i'm veronica de la cruz. in just a few hours, president obama will take the oath of office for the second time in 24 hours before laying out his agenda for the next four years. just before noon on sunday, supreme court chief just john roberts administered the oath of office as required by law on the 20th of january. take a listen. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barak hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> i, barak huss
. let's take you through the day. it's also martin luther king jr.'s holiday today. 35 and partly sunny by 9:00, mostly cloudy by noon, then the clouds will stick around through the afternoon. there's a chance of snow flurries in the late afternoon in to the early evening. nothing expected to accumulate. this should not be a problem. it will just add to the excitement. you can really feel becaus the buzz. it will be bitter cold tomorrow. the rest of the week, we'll likely will not make it above the freezing mark until friday. the seven-day forecast is minutes away. first, let's check on traffic with steve. >> the 14th street bridge, on 395 northbound, the 14th street bridges open and will stay open today. the only bridge that is closed completely is the memorial bridge. other bridges across the potomac and anacostia river will stay open. you're not getting very far if you are crossing the bridges. on the 14th street bridge, you may not to exit onto 14th street bridge. the third street tunnel will be closed and the ninth street tunnel and 12th street tunnel. all closed. elsewhere, we wi
was sworn in, in 1861. he will use martin luther king jr. personal bible. it has extra significance in this inauguration because it's happening on the federal holiday that honors the civil rights leader. both bibles will be stacked on top of each other. in the first inauguration, the president used the lincoln bible as well. martin luther king jr.'s bible, it was his traveling bible when he would go places to make speeches. he would take that bible with him. he'd be able to study from that bible and pull verses if he wanted to insert things into speeches. >> how is that having your hand on the bible used by lincoln and martin luther king jr. >> absolutely. >> the first family observed martin luther king jr. day on saturday with a day of service, of course. >> with thousands of others. >>> if you're planning to go to the national mall, plan on leaving plenty of extra time. >> you're going to need it. security will be tight for everybody downtown for the event. news 4's megan mcgrath live on the mall this morning with more. megan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. they're
to write and perform her work, "change." >> like martin luther king i still have a dream that this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed and bring the people a new breed change. the mounting death toll in algeria now includes three americans. that, and other important stories, will be at the end of the program tonight. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: washington and the nation were witness again today to the quadrennial pomp and color of a presidential inauguration. it marked the public start to the second obama administration, and it featured p
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